"I Got 99 Problems and UX is 1" - The Current State of UX

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What exactly is User Experience Design?

I'm sure we all have an idea right, but I think we can all agree that there isn't one commonly accepted definition.

This is what we found during one of our RoundTable events that some of the UX Community Founders attended, with a group of 10+ Senior UXers who couldn’t come to a universal agreement on what UX is and the many strands and interpretations of the subject matter.

What's more, it seems as though the value and meaning of UX differs from company to company. Does the meaning of UX change whether you are an agency, in-house or client-side designer?

Leah Buley (author of The User Experience Team of One) stated in an article;

"It starts with where UX sits inside the organisation. UX by its nature spans product, technology, marketing and even operations, so many organisations struggle with where UX should sit functionally"

(Source: Medium Article (https://medium.com/net-magazine/the-state-of-ux-in-2016-cadd24839248))

If agreements on the simplest of topics are hard to come by in UX then what becomes of the more intricate areas within User Experience?!?

But how did we get to this point, and what does it mean for our industry in the long run?


To help us get to the bottom of this we will be hosting a panel 'debate' and discussing some hot current topics within UX where we will be aiming to answer the following questions;

1. Do we all mean the same thing when we mention user experience design?

2. In your opinion, what is the level of strategic impact of UX in your organisation?

3. Does a company see UX as a tool primarily to create efficiency and cost control? Such organisations tend to be more interested in task completion, reducing clicks, bug reduction – in short, basic usability. On the other hand, an organisation that sees UX as a lever to create competitive value expects UX efforts to net happier customers, understanding that happier customers are good for business.

4. Is the concept of “a UX Designer” becoming so pervasive that it may soon disappear?

5. What are the roles that are required to form a UX team within your organisation?

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> So in what will become a series of talks we will be hosting a panel debate and discussing some hot current topics within UX.



6.00pm – 6.40pm – Doors Open – Networking, Drinks & Food

6.45pm – 8.30pm - Talks & Panel Q&A (with Interval)

8.30pm – 9.00pm - Final Networking & Drinks


• Joe Dollar-Smirnov - Chief Experience Officer @Red Badger

• Janel Blatter (Senior UX designer at Capital One)

• Mark Jackal (Creative & Experience Director at Playfields)

• Henry Chuks (Founder of Gorilla Theory Framework)

Whether you work in UX, Product, Mobile, Design & Development, Recruitment, are new to the field or are an experienced hand, this is an event for all.

Tweet the event @ux_community and with the hashtag #uxtherapy - We look forward to seeing you soon!!!


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